Book Cover Friday: Sword & Sorcery Style

Sword & sorcery covers from way-back featured today on Story Empire.

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Hello to all the Story Empire readers! Today is Book Cover Friday and I get the honor of sharing a cover or two of interest. I tend to lean toward sharing covers from fantasy and science fiction since those are my favorite genres.

Today, I’m reaching into the way-back machine and pulling out what was a staple of Ace’s fantasy line from 1966-1977: Conan. These books included both original short stories about the sword and sorcery fiction hero written by Robert E. Howard. During this time, L. Sprague de Camp edited the series of short fiction while he and Lin Carter added a few originals of their own.

Back in the day in my late teens, I read through these books which included some classic fantasy tales, which when originally published, were ground-breaking for the pulp genre. Included in Ace’s run with the books were covers of the twelve books…

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